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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Teamsters Warn FAA Amendment Could Overturn State, Local Trucking Laws

    (WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters are sounding the alarm about a proposed change to the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (FAAAA) that would halt the ability of states and localities to set any workplace rules for truck drivers in their jurisdictions.

    The amendment, offered by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), could be considered when the FAA bill heads to the House floor later this week. It would prohibit enacting or enforcing any law or regulation that imposes on interstate motor carriers any obligation beyond that covered in the so-called “hours of service” regulations under federal law.

    “This proposed language is a loser for hardworking truckers all across the country,” Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said. “It represents an enormous overreach by the federal government and would overrule decades of court precedents confirming that truck drivers are entitled to basic workplace protections, paid sick days, and to be properly classified as employees.”

    As an example, the provision would strip truckers of minimum wage protections, and would not require their employers to pay them the given rate in the city or state where they work, only the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.

    In addition, the amendment would carve truck drivers out of traditional workplace protections like unemployment compensation and workers’ compensation. And it would also reverse 80 years of worker protections and leave truckers more vulnerable to long hours and abusive working conditions.
    https://teamster.org/news/2018/04/te...-trucking-laws

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    Default Re: Teamsters Warn FAA Amendment Could Overturn State, Local Trucking Laws

    Hoffa: Teamsters Vow to Fight On to Defeat ‘Denham Amendment’ After Vote
    (WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa regarding the House’s vote yesterday to include a version of the Denham Amendment, which would usurp state and local workplace rules for truckers, into the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration.

    “The Teamsters are disappointed in the House’s passage of this amendment which would halt the ability of states and localities to set any workplace rules for truck drivers in their jurisdictions. By prohibiting the enactment or enforcement of any law or regulation that imposes on interstate motor carriers any obligation beyond that covered in the so-called ‘hours of service’ regulations under federal law, they are hindering the rights of lawmakers at the state and local level to self-govern.

    “There is no justification for approving language that strips truckers of minimum wage protections. This provision also overrules decades of court precedents confirming that truck drivers are entitled to basic workplace protections, paid sick days, and to be properly classified as employees.
    https://teamster.org/news/2018/04/ho...ent-after-vote

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    Default Re: Teamsters Warn FAA Amendment Could Overturn State, Local Trucking Laws

    Another great idea brought to you by the republicans.
    Work more ... for less.

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